Projective Eye Gallery

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City opened September 28. 

Current hours are:
Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Projective Eye Gallery in The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. The gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. View our Press Book for an overview of past exhibitions. Receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions!

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries: 

Current Exhibition

CALaboration: Reimagining Communities
July 6-22

The Projective Eye Gallery is pleased to host works from the CALaboration: Reimagining Communities juried team competition through July 22. Organized by the Charlotte Art League, CALaboration: Reimagining Communities challenged teams of artists to create collaborative pieces that focus on the power of positive change.

the sculpture Rising Out of AgeismJurors Louis Foreman, CEO of Enventys Partners, and our own Dean Brook Muller of the College of Arts + Architecture chose the winning work, Rising Out Of Ageism, created by Team Queen City Assisted Living (Rebils Moore, Melanie Shirkey, Travis Friot, and Cindy McKown). The jurors praised the work for “including those who do not fit the description of aging successfully and the notion that you are golden no matter your age." Team Queen City Assisted Living received a prize of $1000.    

“We have interpreted “Re-imagining Communities” as a community that is supportive and inclusive of older adults and people living with disabilities. We wanted to celebrate growing older as a life event that encompasses a lifetime of experiences and learned skills,” the team wrote in their artists’ statement.

the artwork Human ConnectionAlso on view is Human Connection…Where are we headed? by Team Connecting Cultures (Shefalee V. Patel, Umayal Annamalai, and Anuja Jain).

“The stark darkness of black base layer depicts the negativity of racism and hate,” the team wrote in their statement. “Art, like people, can be transformed by the imagination and effort of individuals to understand the beauty of colorful, intersecting cultures. Adding creative bright textures and unexpected layers transmits a positive, joyful experience.”


picture of students in gallery

Schedule a FREE tour!

The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. 

Please contact Wendy Fishman at 704-687-0881 to schedule a tour for your group. 

Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.


photo gallery

blue wall with black and white drawings

woman in a red blazer and glasses with her hand propping up her face. showing a soft smile

Future Artifacts Exhibitions

Xray Vision link to Flickr

Vessels Aplenty link to Flickr

About the CoA+A Gallery System: The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.

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